Solar Guitars has announced its first set of guitars with bolt-on necks, including some seven-string bolt-ons.
The AB1.6 comes with a Duncan Solar humbucker in the bridge, and stacked single-coil pickup in the neck position, controlled by a single volume, a single tone and a three-way blade selector. The body is made of swamp ash, while the neck is constructed from three pieces of roasted maple. It sports 24 stainless steel frets, as well as a modern C profile, and an ergonomic five-bolt join to the body. Full access to all frets is made even easier with the deep scoops in the lower and upper horns.
The guitar comes with Floyd Rose 1000, a locking tremolo that should withstand the deepest dive-bombs without losing tuning. The option for a hardtail Hipshot USA bridge is also available.
The AB1.7 offers a similarly-designed seven-string, complete with a roasted maple neck, as well as an Evertune bridge and the same electronics arrangement as its six-string sibling. The neck join is again an ergonomic five-bolt design. The seven-string version does however feature an alder body instead.
The SB1.6 and SB1.7 bring the bolt-on construction to Solar’s S-type guitars, which feature a flatter design with less dramatic bouts in their horns. Their body woods are mahogany with a flame maple veneer in both cases. The SB1.6 and SB1.7 are also both loaded with two Duncan Solar humbuckers, as well as a Floyd Rose locking tremolo.
The guitars start at €849, increasing depending on tremolo and string-number choices. Find out more at solar-guitars.com.